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The 8th Annual Finance Dublin Conference, March 2007

Finance Dublin 8th Annual Conference 2007 - Developments in Trans Atlantic Capital Markets & Financial Services

The 2007 Conference:-

Read the Financial Times conference reports on FT.com Monday and Tuesday

The provision of a supportive environment in both Europe and the US for industry to prosper whilst developing the highest levels of supportive regulation is central to the challenge of building the foundations of the trans Atlantic Capital and financial services market.

Thus, the perspective of Ireland's former Minister for Finance, Charlie Mc Creevy, and current EU Commissioner responsible for financial services is of central importance to this.

For Europe, and for the global economy, the next frontiers beckon, in particular the relationship with the United States, at a time when US financial services giants increasingly struggle to come to terms with the global growth of their own industries, not least in the EU.

In this context, the conference heard the views of the SEC Commissioner responsible for external relations, Paul Atkins and was joined by Commissioner McCreevy in a dialogue on key issues regarding the future directions of transatlantic capital markets and financial services regulation.

They were joined by a cast of leading thinkers including Bob Wigley, chairman EMEA, Merrill Lynch, Sir Andrew Crockett, former head of the Bank for International Settlements, and president of JPMorgan Chase International, and James Leigh-Pemberton, chairman of European investment banking and managing director of Credit Suisse Securities (Europe).

The conference provided a comprehensive leading edge account of the building blocks of new regulatory developments by the leading authorities (see programme) under the heads:

  • Reporting
  • Markets & Securities Regulation
  • Banking Regulation & Capital (including Basel issues)
  • Reinsurance and solvency
  • Taxation
  • Transatlantic Stock Exchanges & Clearance & Settlement
  • Consolidation of financial services institutions across borders


    The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern viewing the agenda for the Finance Dublin conference 2007 which took place on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March, and was attended by over 200 delegates in Dublin Castle. The Development of Trans Atlantic Capital Markets, a major theme of the conference, is in keeping with the Taoiseach's recent talks in the US where he promoted further awareness of the International Financial Services industry in Ireland. The Taoiseach is pictured with Ken O''Brien (L), Editor, Finance Dublin, discussing the conference programme.

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    The agenda for the IFSC for the next twenty years

    With 2007 marking the the 20th anniversary of the foundation of Ireland's IFSC , the FINANCE DUBLIN 8th Annual Conference looked to its future over the next twenty years.

    Accordingly, its agenda was to look at the building blocks of the IFSC, and that meant looking at the building blocks of the IFSC's markets, and operating platform, which are the trans Atlantic capital and financial services markets.

    The success of the IFSC project has been its treatment of financial services as a globally mobile investment activity, the provision of a supportive environment in the critical areas of regulation and taxation, and a supporting business infrastructure, for example in legal and accounting expertise. Full details of the speakers (see below) who addressed the issues are to be found in the conference programme and biographies (see links on the left hand panel above)

    The speakers addressing the 2 day conference included :

  • Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner for the Internal Market,European Commission
  • Atkins, Paul S. Commissioner Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Wigley, Bob Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa Merrill Lynch
  • Crockett, Andrew President JPMorgan Chase International
  • Bloom, Leon J. Deputy Managing Partner, Global Financial Services Industry Practice Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Leigh-Pemberton, James H. Chairman, European Investment Banking Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited
  • Francotte, Pierre Chairman of the Euroclear Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer Euroclear SA/NV
  • Sturman, Deborah International litigator School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Schilder, Arnold Executive Director De Nederlandsche Bank NV
  • Faughnan, Enda Tax Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Neary, Patrick Chief Executive Financial Regulator, Ireland
  • Young, Patrick L author of Capital Market Revolution and New Capital Market Revolution
  • Dorgan, Sean Chief Executive Officer IDA Ireland
  • Slattery, William Managing Director State Street International
  • Fulton, Mary Partner Deloitte
  • Murphy, Harley Head of Offshore Administration Mellon
  • Belchambers, Anthony Chief Executive Futures and Options Association (FOA)
  • Pat Farrell, CEO Irish Banking Federation
  • O'Connor, Paul Chair of CRD Implementation Forum and Head of Wholesale Banking & Risk Irish Banking Federation
  • Henehan, PJ Tax Partner, Financial Services Group Ernst & Young
  • McCaughey, Terry Member of the Board of Directors Securities & Investment Institute
  • Gottschling, Andreas Global Head, Risk Analytics & Instruments Deutsche Bank AG
  • Gandy, Bridget Head of Accounting and Corporate Governance Research, Credit Policy Group Fitch Ratings Ltd
  • Palmer, Gary Chief Executive Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA)
  • Reck, Paul Tax Partner Deloitte
  • Deeny, James L Chairman Financial Services Consultative Industry Panel of the Financial Regulator
  • Deeny, Michael Chairman, Federation of International Banks in Ireland and Managing Director DEPFA ACF BANK
  • Healy, Tom Chief Executive The Irish Stock Exchange
  • Goddard, Sarah CEO Dublin International Insurance and Management Association (DIMA)
  • O'Callaghan, Andrew Partner, Investment Management PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Seth, Anup Managing Director ACE European Markets Reinsurance
  • Britton, Richard Consultant International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
  • O'Donoghue, Aileen Director Financial Services Ireland
  • Ramadurai, Krishnan Managing Director Fitch Ratings Ltd
  • McGowan, Paul Taxation Partner - Financial Services KPMG

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  • Gold Sponsors
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    PricewaterhouseCoopers

    IDA Ireland

    Deloitte

    Invest Northern Ireland

    Silver Sponsors
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    Mellon

    Event Sponsors
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    Manpower Ireland Limited

    Ernst & Young

    National College of Ireland

    Carlow County Council

    Invest Northern Ireland

    Exhibitors
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    FinanceJobs.ie

    Interactive Data (Europe) Ltd

    Better Regulation Ltd


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